Herp Metal Derp: When The Grammys Drop A Clanger
In honour of pop punk berks Sum 41 inexplicably being nominated for a Grammy in the Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance category, we look back at some other classic clangers from the biggest music awards organisation in the world.
We were already worried when they decided to can the Best Metal Performance category, but the Grammys have given us all a case of the “WTF”s by nominating Canadian pop punkers Sum 41 in the (ingeniously rebranded) Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance category for the next incarnation of the awards.
Now, we’re not saying we exactly hate Sum 41, but in a year that’s seen Anthrax, Machine Head, Trivium and more release some truly immense material, is this really on?
Then we saw that music-for-bed-wetters pop wallies Coldplay have been nominated for Best Rock Song, and it reminded us that it’s not the first time that the Grammys have “done a fail” when it comes to rock and metal. Like when Sting beat out ‘Enter Sandman’ for Best Rock Song in 1992. Or the fact that U2 keep mysteriously winning shitloads of the things while still being total guff. Or the fact that Megadeth have been nominated for an award nine damn times and never won once.
It’s shit like this, Grammys. It’s shit like this.